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Useful Web Sites for Tribal Libraries:
Electronic Data Sources

Updated 18 February 2000.



- American Indian Ethnobotany Database - Foods, Drugs, Dyes, and Fibers of Native North American Peoples

- ERIC's Native Education Directory: Organizations and Resources for Educators of Native Americans
"...includes organizations, governmental agencies, and schools that are involved in the education of Native students and serve a statewide, multistate, or national audience." Searchable as a database and also available as HTML files.

- First Nations Periodical Database

- Human Radiation Experiments Information Management System (HREX)
Over 250,000 pages of historical documents, beginning in the 1940's, from Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are available for search and retrieval on this site. Experiments conducted at government and non-government sites are included. A short search tutorial is provided.

- Illegal Dumping Prevention Guidebook, EPA905-B-97-001, March 1998
This document is intended for use by tribal government authorities, as indicated in the Introduction, and may be viewed on the Web, or downloaded for free in Adobe format (Adobe Acrobat Reader is available at the site for free downloading). The booklet may also be ordered directly from EPA by phoning (312) 886-2395. Topics covered include:

- Labriola National American Indian Data Center

- MAPS: GIS Windows on Native Lands, Current Places, and History
(Canada and the United States)

- National Archeological Database: NAGPRA
Documents are in text or PDF format.

- National Indian Policy Center

- National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Free Medline Searching
From the homepage of NLM, link to two different products for free Medline searching. Easy search processes, links to publishers, and access to some free full-text journals.

New! Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
"This Project is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center, the National Indian Law Library (NILL), and Native American tribes providing access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents."

- Native American Consultation Database
To find contact information for consulting with Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations on U.S. projects. Although this database is specifically for federal projects, the information may be useful in other ways.

- Native American Health History Database
Provides abstract and citations for over 3500 articles on Native health between 1764 - 1965. Citations can direct librarians to sources, or the articles can be ordered for a fee from the library.

- Plains States Tribes' Guidebook of Environmental and Water Resources Issues
Collaborating agencies include Army Corps of Engineers, BIA, Bureau of Reclamation, EPA, IHS, Montana State University, and the Northern Natural Resources Conservation Service. Files are in .pdf format and compressed in .zip format. Software for unzipping files and for reading them in Adobe is available for free downloading at the site. The guidebook will be updated as needed.

- SDLN Indian Country Today Newspaper Index
Searchable database provided by the South Dakota Library Network for material published after January 1996. The database is updated biweekely.

- StreamNet Online: Northwest Aquatic Information Network
"a cooperative venture of the Pacific Northwest's fish and wildlife agencies and tribes...[to] provide data and data services in support of the region's Fish and Wildlife Program and other efforts to preserve and restore the region's aquatic resources." StreamNet's library gives access to full-text journals, bibliographies, suggested reading lists, and more.


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